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Our Fantastic Featured Wines for October 6

Customer Feedback Survey

As MAW is entering our fifth year in Monmouth we would like to thank our wonderful customers for making our little wine shop a success.  To help make the next five years just as wonderful we want to hear from you! Please click on the link below and take a few minutes to fill out a survey about what you would like to see at MAW for years to come.


Interested in trying new and delicious wines every month?  Join our Wine of the Month Club!  Call or email for details!

We have also started our Adult Education Wine Classes! These popular classes offer a unique twist on wine education with an expert in different disciplines offering lectures each week. And then we'll taste unique and super tasty wines! Each class is $10 per person (wine club members will get a discount!)  Classes will be held on most Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30!

Our Fantastic Featured Wines for October 6

Each week, we offer three new white and three new red wines in addition to our Top Shelf selection, price as marked per glass. Six ounce pours are $7 a glass.  Or choose a white or red wine flight for $10.50 and get three 3-ounce glasses of each of our open selections.


Michael David Inkblot 2012 Petit Verdot– When compared to other Petit Verdot vineyards, the quality of this lot is at the top of its class.  Rich on the attack, but very elegant. Intense and complex.  It opens with a fragrant and inviting black cherry and dark chocolate cordial blend. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is a ripe black licorice, blackberry, and dark chocolate blend. The finish is rather dry and its building tannins and fruit, stick around for a very long time.


La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet- Languedoc, France.  This little white from the south of France is dry, clean and fresh with yellow peach and lemony citrus in the nose and mouth.  Sunny climate of the region gives the grapes wonderful ripeness. Unoaked to keep the wine fresh.

Lobster Reef 2014 Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand.  This wine is intensely aromatic and shows a passion fruit, lemongrass and seabreeze nose with a weighty palate, steely minerality and juicy finish that is very appealing. Beautifully balanced and refreshing.

Michael David Winery 2013 Chardonnay- Fusion of three distinct Chardonnays.  Rich and golden, this wine offers tropical aromas and flavors of ripe pear and minerals. It shows tropical flavors of pineapple, creamy lemon and floral notes. The oak is subtle, with butter and vanilla from barrel aging. Medium body, barrel-fermented, and a nice, fruity finish.


The Winner’s Tank 2013 Shiraz Langhorne Creek– Vivid purple. Pungent blackberry, boysenberry and fresh violet on the perfumed nose. Lush and seamless, offering lively flavors of bitter cherry, blackberry and cola. Rich but at the same time animated and focused, finishing with solid punch, smooth tannins and very good spicy persistence.

Dona Paula Los Cardos 2013 Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina. Intense purplish red color. Sweet, spicy and intense aromas, with notes of red fruits and herbs (such as Herbes de Provence). This wine is soft, velvety, fresh, and well balanced. 92 pts., The Tasting Panel.

Hobnob Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon– As enticing as a warm fire with a rich infusion of flavors and the aroma of spices and woodsy notes coupled with taste-tempting vanilla tannins.

Or choose a bottle from our shelves and with an additional $5 corkage fee, sit back, relax and enjoy your own bottle in our cozy wine shop.

MAW also has an amazing selection of craft brews chilled and ready to drink and mix and match any amount to take home at 40% off.  Our selection changes every week!  We are also very proud to serve Monmouth's own Denovo Brewery beers!

With over 150 unique Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys (and a few Scotches!), you won't find a better selection of brown than at Market Alley Wines! And you just never know when some rare Bourbons will show up (yes, we mean THOSE Bourbons!) We seriously have the widest selection you will find!


Market Alley Wines | 59 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462 | 309.734.1800